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Depart Manila at 09:25 PM for a flight to Amman. Enjoy in-flight amenities and meals.



Meet and assist at Queen Alia Airport. After the Immigration formalities, meet your Jordanian guide, board your air-conditioned bus, and transfer to the local restaurant for the Welcome lunch. Then have your first tour visiting MADABA, the City of Mosaic, and then continue to MT NEBO, where Moses viewed the Promised Land before he died. There will be a mass at Mount Nebo Church. Then, continue to Amman city to visit The Amphitheatre, Odeon, Forum, and Nymphaeum that were built downtown in front of the Amman Citadel. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight.


DAY 02, Oct 07: PETRA (B, L, D)

After breakfast, proceed to your full-day tour to PETRA, and visit SIQ and THE TREASURY. This Nabataean caravan city, which has been inhabited since prehistoric times and is located between the Red Sea and the Dead Sea, served as an important junction for trade between Arabia, Egypt, and Syria-Phoenicia. Transfer back to Amman. Continue to the hotel for dinner and overnight.



EARLY check out from your hotel after breakfast. Drive to the border to cross Israel. Upon arrival in Israel, drive to Jericho to view the MT OF TEMPTATION AND THE SYCAMORE TREE. Continue to Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Lastly, spend some time at the lowest point on Earth, THE DEAD SEA. Later in the afternoon, we will proceed to Tiberias for hotel check-in, dinner, and overnight.

OPTIONAL: If time permits, Qasr El Yahud - the western section of the traditional site of the baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist on the Jordan River (Matthew 3:13-17).



Breakfast at the hotel. Proceed to YARDENIT for renewal of water baptism. Yardenit offers modern comforts to pilgrims and tourists in the biblical setting of the Holy Land, as well as a serene and spiritual setting for those wishing to be baptized in the Jordan River. Then proceed to the CHURCH OF THE MULTIPLICATION, located on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee in the Tabgha area. The Church stands on the site where Jesus performed the loaves and fish miracle. This was also the location of Jesus' fourth appearance after his resurrection. Transfer to the CHURCH OF THE PRIMACY OF ST PETER, where Jesus is believed to have made his third appearance to his disciples after his resurrection. The rock embedded in the church floor is thought to be the location where Jesus prepared breakfast. MENSA CHRIST was the name given to it by medieval pilgrims (the table of Christ). Pilgrims honor the occasion at the CHURCH OF THE BEATITUDES, built on the mount's slope. The Mount of Beatitudes considered the location of Jesus' "Sermon on the Mount," is one of the most serene places in the Holy Land. Drive to Mt. Tabor and ascend by taxi to the CHURCH OF TRANSFIGURATION. It is traditionally thought to be the location of Jesus' Transfiguration, an event described in the Gospels in which Jesus is transfigured and speaks with Moses and Elijah. Mount Tabor's elevation allows the view from the Franciscan hospice's balcony of the JEZREEL PLAIN, bounded by the Carmel range and the Samarian mountains. Late afternoon, continue for a boat ride at the SEA OF GALILEE. You will take this special cruise to discover more about this well-known lake's spiritual and historical significance. Cruising on the Sea of Galilee will allow you to reminisce about Jesus' miracles. Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.



Check-out from the hotel after breakfast. Morning drive to Cana for a visit to the CHURCH OF THE FIRST MIRACLE, also known as the Marriage Church; here, couples can renew their marriage vows. The town of Cana in Galilee is remembered as the site of Jesus' first miracle. It is the site of his first two public miracles in Galilee, the transformation of water into wine, and the remote healing of an official's son 32 kilometers away in Capernaum. Then on to Nazareth to see THE CHURCH OF THE ANNUNCIATION, also known as the Basilica of the Annunciation. It was built on the site where, according to Catholic tradition, the angel Gabriel appeared to the Virgin Mary and announced that she would conceive and bear the Son of God, Jesus - an event known as the Annunciation. The next stop is MT PRECIPICE. With views of the Jezreel Valley, Mount Tabor, the Sea of Galilee, and the Golan Heights, it is a mountain in Nazareth just 2 kilometers from the modern city center. According to the New Testament, Jesus was talking to the worshipers of the synagogue in Nazareth. In doing so, he implicitly declares himself as the Messiah. This sermon infuriates the listeners, who drag him to a cliff on Mount Precipice to throw him over, but he walks through the crowd and leaves: "he passed through the midst of them and went away."

OPTIONAL: if time permits, visit the Synagogue Church, a tiny Christian church in the center of Nazareth, which is typically considered the site of the village synagogue that stood in the time of Jesus. An embedded sign that reads "Synagogue" in Arabic and English is located over the doorway. Transfer to Haifa and visit MOUNT CARMEL. On Mount Carmel's southern summit, the prophet Elijah engaged in one of the most dramatic battles in the Old Testament between Yahweh, the God of the Israelites, and a pagan god. Then, make a photo stop at the BAHA'I SHRINE in Haifa, a strikingly colored tourist destination thanks to its golden dome, marble walls, granite pillars, and well-kept gardens that cascade down a slope of Mount Carmel. Proceed to AQUEDUCT OF CAESAREA, a fantastic reserve with a beautiful water aqueduct at its heart. A modest museum describes its construction and development since the Byzantine era. Caesarea received water via the aqueduct from the Ein Tzabarin springs. Proceed to Bethlehem for dinner and overnight.



After breakfast, we visit Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus, and the CHURCH OF THE NATIVITY, where we find the Grotto of Nativity, the Altar of Christ's Birth, and Manger's Square. In the sixth century, the emperor Justinian built today's basilica, the oldest complete Church in the Christian world. It replaced Constantine the Great's original Church, built over the cave revered as Christ's birthplace and dedicated in AD 339. The grotto was widened to accommodate visitors when the original Church of the Nativity was constructed, and a silver manger was added. Then onto SHEPHERDS' FIELD, a site called Siyar el-Ghanam is located on the north ridge of Beit Sahur (Place for Keeping Sheep). It is believed that this is where the shepherds paid homage to Jesus and the shepherds celebrated the birth of the Messiah. Then, proceed to Jerusalem's Mount of Olives. It is a significant landmark located near Jerusalem's Old City. This is a reference to the ridge east of the Old City. First to visit is the DOME OF THE ASCENSION, the shrine commemorating the location where Jesus is said to have ascended to heaven. The plain and unadorned Dome of the Ascension stands in a walled compound east of the main road that runs along the top of Jerusalem's Mount of Olives. The site is just north of the Church of Pater Noster, which was built over a cave used by the early Christians as a more secluded place to commemorate the Ascension. Christians remember Christ's teaching of the Lord's Prayer to his disciples at the CHURCH OF PATER NOSTER. Translations of the Lord's Prayer in 140 languages are inscribed on colorful ceramic plaques on the walls surrounding the Church and its vaulted cloister. The CHURCH OF DOMINUS FLEVIT, located halfway down the western slope of the Mount of Olives, commemorates the Gospel occurrence in which Jesus grieved over the impending destruction of Jerusalem. Then walk along PALM SUNDAY ROAD. It is the biblical path that Jesus took as he entered Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. It begins on the Mount of Olives and passes through several holy sites, including the Garden of Gethsemane. In the New Testament, THE GARDEN OF GETHSEMANE is mentioned as where Jesus went with his disciples to pray the night before he was crucified. It is believed that the disciples slept while Jesus prayed in this natural grotto. Beside the garden is THE CHURCH OF ALL NATIONS, built on the rock where Jesus is said to have prayed in agony before being betrayed and arrested by Judas Iscariot. This place is believed to be where Jesus "threw himself on the ground" (Matthew 26:39), and in his anguish, "his sweat became like great drops of blood falling on the ground" (Luke 22:44). Proceed to the Old City of Mount Zion, the highest point in ancient Jerusalem. Its name was a symbolic emblem for the entire city and the Promised Land in Old Testament times. On Mount Zion, several significant occasions in the early Christian Church are believed to have occurred. Walk through the City to see THE LAST SUPPER ROOM.


The Holy Spirit's descent onto the disciples and the Last Supper between Jesus and his disciples are thought to have occurred on the Cenacle's site. The Cenacle is located on the upper floor of a two-story building near the Church of the Dormition in Jerusalem's Old City, south of the Zion Gate. The Jewish shrine known as THE TOMB OF KING DAVID is located right beneath it. The Tomb of King David — the celebrated Old Testament warrior king of Israel who is traditionally credited with writing many of the Psalms — is one of the holiest sites for Jews. Near the Cenacle is THE CHURCH OF THE DORMITION, where the Virgin Mary passed away, or as the name says, "fell asleep.“ Then, transfer to the eastern slope of Mount Zion, to THE CHURCH OF ST. PETER IN GALLICANTU. All four Gospels record Peter's denial of Christ (most succinctly in Matthew 26:69-75). Three of the Gospels also mention his remorseful tears. The courtyard of the high priest Caiaphas was the setting for Peter's denial of Christ. A dungeon beneath the Church is thought to be the cell where Jesus was detained for the night following his arrest. 



Every day, hundreds of Christians walk through Jerusalem's Old City, stopping at 14 Stations of the Cross to identify with Jesus' suffering on the way to crucifixion. After an early breakfast, head to Jerusalem's Old City, starting at ST. STEPHEN'S GATE (the Lion's Gate) and making stops at ST ANNE'S CHURCH – which is thought to be the Virgin Mary's birthplace and THE POOL OF BETHESDA. Reflect while following the WAY OF THE CROSS (VIA DOLOROSA) ending at the Church of The Holy Sepulcher. Along the way, you will pass through THE CHAPEL OF THE FLAGELLATION. It depicts Pilate washing his hands, Jesus being scourged, and Barabbas celebrating his release. THE CHURCH OF THE HOLY SEPULCHRE in Jerusalem's Old City commemorates what Christians believe to be the site of the most significant event in human history: the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. Ascend a steep flight of stairs that curves to the right of the Holy Sepulchre's entrance. This is known as ascending THE "HILL" OF CALVARY (from Latin) or Golgotha (from Aramaic), both of which mean "place of the skull." The floor where the stairs open is at the same elevation as the rocky outcrop where Christ was crucified. THE ANOINTING STONE, a slab of reddish stone flanked by candlesticks and topped by a row of eight lamps, is located to the left of the entryway of the Church. A stone Edicule (or "small home") in the center of the Church has rows of enormous candles flanking its door. The fourteenth Station of THE CROSS IS THE TOMB OF CHRIST. Afterward, walk into THE JEWISH QUARTER, next to the Western Wall. This neighborhood has more up-to-date shopping centers. Museums and public spaces display archaeological artifacts. THE WESTERN WALL (some call it "The Wailing Wall") in Jerusalem's Old City is the holiest site for Jews. It is revered as the only piece of the Temple still standing. It was a portion of the retaining wall Herod the Great built in 20 BC to sustain the enormous plaza on which he rebuilt the Temple. In the afternoon, visit Zion, the eastern fortress King David took from the Jebusites during the Old Testament era and is now called THE CITY OF DAVID (2 Samuel 5:6-9). The City of David National Park invites you to take a 2,000-year journey beneath the massive stones of the Western Wall. Additionally, pilgrims can travel 530 meters through HEZEKIAH'S TUNNEL on foot from the Gihon Spring. To provide water to THE POOL OF SILOAM inside his city in anticipation of an upcoming Assyrian siege, King Hezekiah's laborers excavated this in the seventh century BC.



After breakfast, transfer to Tel Aviv airport for the 10:40 AM flight to Istanbul. Upon arrival, we meet and greet the local guide, and then we welcome lunch before going to the Istanbul tour. First, we'll go to HIPPODROME SQUARE, which served as both the hub for public gatherings throughout the Ottoman era and the Roman era's chariot racing, to see what remains of the open museum: THE EGYPTIAN OBELISK, SERPENT COLUMN, and the COLUMN OF CONSTANTINE PORPHYROGENITUS. Emperor Septimius Severus initially constructed Constantinople's Hippodrome in 203 AD as restitution for the harm he had caused the city a few years earlier. We will continue our trip by visiting HAGIA SOPHIA. The first Hagia Sophia was built by order of the Byzantine Emperor Constantius in 360 A.D. Istanbul was known as Constantinople when the first Church was built. Then, take short cruise and explore the lovely BOSPORUS STRAIT with its numerous stunning buildings from the Ottoman era and hundreds of dwellings by the strait. Then, proceed to dinner and hotel check-in. 



After breakfast, take a long drive to Canakkale via DARDANELLES, also known as the STRAIT OF GALLIPOLI. It is a small, naturally occurring strait that divides Asian Turkey from European Turkey. The Battle of Gallipoli, which occurred on May 29, 1416, is one of the most significant histories that took place in this place. Upon arrival in Canakkale, visit the ruins of the ancient city of TROY. The Troy ruins in Hisarlk, Turkey, are an important archaeological site whose many layers depict the gradual change of society in northwestern Asia Minor. Overnight in Canakkale. 



Bible References: 
Pergamum: Revelation 1.11; 2:12-17 
Smyrna: Revelation 1:11; 2:8-11 
Thyatira: Acts 16:14; Revelation 1:11; 2:18-29 

After breakfast, check out of the hotel and drive north of Izmir to Bergama to visit the ancient GREEK CITY OF PERGAMON OR THE ACROPOLIS. The TEMPLE OF TRAJAN, which the Roman Emperor Hadrian built in the second century AD, is the first stop after ascending the hill on the cable car. Then, see the GREAT THEATRE, the steepest of the ancient world. Revelation 2:12-16 describes the city as "where Satan's seat is," a reference to the altar of Zeus. To the north of the theater is where you'll find the Dionysus Temple. And a few more, including the bathhouse, the Agora, the Demeter Temple, the Eumenes Gate, the Attalus House, etc. Visit the RUINS OF RED HALL BASILICA, a former pagan temple that was later transformed into a Christian church. Drive to Thyatira, which was established as a Lydian settlement next to Tyrimnus' shrine. Thyatira became a military colony under Seleucid I thanks to its advantageous position and Macedonian soldiers' settlement. Thyatira is one of the Seven Churches mentioned in Revelations that tolerated the false prophetess, Jezebel. Back to the hotel for dinner and overnight.



Bible References: 
Ephesus: Acts 18:19-21, 24-26; 19:1-20; 1 Corinthians 15:32; 16:8; Ephesians 1:1; 1 Timothy 1:3; 2 Timothy 1:18; 4:12;
Revelation 1:11; 2:1-7 


Ephesus was a prosperous center of commerce, culture, and religion. We will drive to VIRGIN MARY'S HOUSE. According to belief, Mary was taken here by St. John and spent the rest of her earthly life there. After that, we'll proceed to EPHESUS ANCIENT CITY, the capital city of Asia Minor, during the Roman era. You may still see the remnants of the State Agora (a marketplace and meeting place), the Odeon (Bouleuterion), a performance venue and council, the Town Hall and Artemis Sanctuary, and Domitian Square, which is home to a complex that includes a temple fountain and a bath. You will also discover the Curetes Street colonnaded and monumental Street in Ephesus, The Hadrian Temple dedicated to Emperor Hadrian dating back to 200 BCE. Also, see the Latrines, the public toilets, Celsus Library, which goes back to 200 BCE with 12,000 scrolls, Forum, a commercial center located by the port, and finally The Great Theater the largest ancient theater with 25,000 capacities. Continue to THE BASILICA OF ST. JOHN; early tradition associated John, Jesus' disciple and author of the Gospel of John and the Book of Revelation, with the city of Ephesus. A Christian church was built over a simple grave, allegedly the grave of St. John, as early as the fourth or fifth century. Before returning to the hotel, visit the TEMPLE OF ARTEMIS, one of the seven ancient wonders of the world.



Bible References: 
Sardis: Revelation 1:11, 3:1-6 
Philadelphia: Revelation 1:11; 3:7-13 
Laodicea: Colossians 2:1, 4:13-16; Revelation 1:11; 3:14-22 
Hierapolis: Colossians 4:13 

Hotel check-out after breakfast. We'll drive to SARDIS, located at the foot of Mount Tmolus, the capital city of the Lydian civilization. Tradition states that Sardis was the first in its area to be converted by the preaching of the apostle John. The Lydian House, the Artemis Temple, the Byzantine Church, the theater, the Marble Court, the bath and gymnasium complex, and the synagogue are among the unearthed Sardinian structures that can be seen today. Visit the site of PHILADELPHIA, an ancient wall and the remains of a Byzantine Basilica. The Byzantine walls that once surrounded the city have all but crumbled away. Furthermore, the city's history of earthquakes may be the source of her reference to making her church "a pillar in the temple." (Revelation 3:12). We proceed to the archaeological site of LAODICEA (City of Zeus), entering from Syrian Street, where the Agora was standing nearby the entrance. The Church at Laodicea survived the persecutions as Archaeologists have discovered about 20 ancient Christian chapels and churches at the site. The largest Church at Laodicea called the Church of Laodicea, took up an entire city block and dates to the beginning of the fourth century. Finally, depart for the visit of HIERAPOLIS. This Phrygian settlement is situated on a high plateau above the Lykos River, an upper Maeander tributary. Explore the natural beauty of PAMUKKALE (Cotton Castle) and HIERAPOLIS ANCIENT CITY. Proceed to the hotel for dinner, check-in, and overnight



Hotel check-out after breakfast. On the way to Cappadocia, we will visit Pisidian Antioch and Konya. Biblical and classical history is deeply rooted in PISIDIA'S ANCIENT CITY OF ANTIOCH. St. Paul preached his first and, simultaneously, the longest recorded sermon in Antioch (Acts 13). Onward to KONYA OR ICONIUM. It is the capital of Konya Province and a major city in central Turkey. The Acts of the Apostles state that after suffering persecution in Antioch, the apostles' Paul and Barnabas preached in Iconium during their first missionary journey in roughly 47–48 AD. One of the most well-known and famous regions of Turkey is Cappadocia. Here, we will stay two (2) nights in a cave hotel. Hotel check-in, dinner, and overnight. 


DAY 14, Oct 19: CAPPADOCIA (B, L, D)

After breakfast, First, we'll visit DERINKUYU UNDERGROUND CITY and descend through the several levels that are open to the public. We will move to PIGEON VALLEY for some excellent views. The valley is named after the numerous pigeon houses or dovecotes carved into the rocks and cliffs. In the afternoon, we'll proceed to the north of Cappadocia. We are starting for a photo stop at a vista point overlooking UCHISAR CASTLE. Next, visit the GOREME OPEN-AIR MUSEUM, an important historical and archaeological site. Proceed to DEVRENT (IMAGINARY) VALLEY, where fairy chimneys and rocks in the shapes of animals, such as snakes, dolphins, and seals, are just a few intriguing elements to discover in this area. Lastly, PASABAG (MONKS) VALLEY and ZELVE OPEN AIR MUSEUM, The views are stunning since there are so many chimneys. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight. 



Optional: Hot Air Balloon, if weather permits Check-out after breakfast. We will return to Istanbul, passing by the LAKE TUZ, Turkey's second-largest lake with a surface area of 1,665 km2; it is the second-largest lake in Turkey and one of the biggest hypersaline lakes in the world. We'll continue to Ankara to visit ATATURK MAUSOLEUM. Mustafa Kemal Atatürk is the founder and first president of the Republic of Turkey and the Turkish War of Independence commander-in-chief. On to Istanbul for dinner and overnight. 



Finally, on the last day in Turkey, we'll check out after breakfast. Proceed to TOPKAPI PALACE MUSEUM, which holds the imperial collections of the Ottoman Empire and maintains an extensive collection of books and manuscripts in its library. After lunch, we will head to the GRAND BAZAAR. It is one of the world's largest and oldest covered markets, with 61 covered streets and over 4,000 shops. It is located within Istanbul's Walled City, in the Fatih district and the neighborhood (mahalle) of the same name (Kapalçarş). Then, we will have our farewell dinner before heading to the airport for check-in. 



Our estimated departure time is at 02:20 AM. Enjoy the airline amenities and have a relaxing journey home. The estimated arrival in Manila is at 07:10 PM. Home, sweet home. 

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• International Airfare via Turkish Airlines
• Airline Fees, Taxes
• 30kg check-in 1-pc baggage
• PH Travel Tax
• Amman – Israel - Turkey Meet and assist at airport/borders on arrival 
  and departure
• 13 night's hotel accommodation – 4* & 5* hotels ONLY
• Two (2) nights in Cave Hotel 
• All hotel fees and taxes
• MEALS: 15 Breakfast at the hotel
   16 Dinner
   16 Lunches at a local restaurant
• Services of an English-speaking Licensed Tour Guide
• Jordan Visa fees and taxes
• Jordan / Israel Border fees and taxes
• Priest / Chaplain / Spiritual Guide 
• Filipino Tour Escort
• Pick up/drop off transfer service at the airport and border
• All entrance fees on all sights as indicated in the itinerary
• Transportation during tours
• Modern A/C bus with WIFI in Jordan & Israel bus
• Whisper technology in Israel
• Porterage in all hotels
• 1 Bottle of Mineral Water

• Hats, maps, pilgrim certificates, and souvenirs in Jerusalem
• Travel Insurance with CoVid coverage–up to 70 y.o.
   NOTE: SURCHARGE: applies for 71+ y.o.
• Pre-Departure Briefing – 2 weeks before departure

• Turkey Visa and filing
▪ Tipping to all Guides & Drivers – US$ 10/day/pax
▪ Porterage during border crossings and all airports
Any extra meals and drinks (such as soda, juice, coffee, etc.) during meals
▪ DONATIONS for the use of all Church / Chapel facilities 
▪ PERSONAL Camel rides and other similar activities not included in the 
   tour package 
▪ Israel Visa for restricted national
▪ Other ITEMS / SERVICES not mentioned in the inclusions


TERMS of PAYMENT:   Note: Lack of payment will cancel the booking.

$ 500 – NON-Refundable deposit per person upon confirmation of the reservation.

100% – balance or full payment is required two months before the departure date from Manila



  • 50% cancellation fee is to be charged on or 90 days before arrival

  • 75% cancellation fee is to be charged on or 60 days before arrival

  • 100% cancellation fee is to be charged 45 days before arrival, including no show




  • Unexpected circumstances may cause changes to the events outlined in the itinerary

  • RATES: Rates are per person in a double room in the specified currency.  Rates are guaranteed; however, the tour operator reserves the right to update the rates periodically in case of major currency fluctuations, change in government tax policy, or imposed new fees.


  • For the pax who cannot pass immigration in the Int’l Airport OR miss the flight, the tour fare is non-refundable



  1. Filled-up REGISTRATION FORM - printed

  2. 2x2 photo - white background LATEST - attach to Registration Form

  3. Copy of Colored bio-page passport including signature page - E-MAIL ONLY


(1)  Payment shall be made in either bank deposit or cash payment.

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(3) Once payment is confirmed, we will provide an Acknowledgement Receipt.

(4) Once full payment is made, we will release tour and hotel vouchers and airline tickets two weeks before departure.

(5) Pre-departure briefing will be two (2) weeks before the departure.



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